Deadline: November 11, 2016 | Apply here
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Dates: WAY Session 1: Dec 27, 2016 – Jan 16, 2017
WAY Session 2: Jan 19, 2017 – Feb 10, 2017
Application Fee: KRW 100,000,-
Tuition Fee: KRW 1,600,000,- for one session
Eligibility: WAY is open to all students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university
Location: Seoul, South Korea

Winter Abroad at Yonsei University

Yonsei University offers a 6-week winter program at its Sinchon campus for international students who would like to enjoy the winter in Seoul.

The winter program is composed of two separate 3-week sessions, with intensive morning coursework and unique afternoon Korean language and Taekwondo classes.

At the weekend, students can enjoy Korean winter activities. It will be an excellent opportunity to catch up with your coursework, meeting professors in an intimate setting, and to enjoy the companionship of students from all over the world.

About Yonsei University

The oldest private university in Korea, Yonsei University was first established in 1885 by Christian missionaries. The mission is to educate leaders who will contribute to humanity in the spirit of “truth and freedom.” The 300,000 Yonsei alumni who take this calling to the heart can be found manifesting this proud spirit from leadership positions around the world.

Yonsei’s main campus is ensconced in a spacious, picturesque and natural setting located minutes away from the economic, political, and cultural centres of Seoul’s metropolitan downtown.

Yonsei has 3,500 eminent faculty members who are conducting cutting-edge research across all academic disciplines. There are 21 graduate schools, 22 colleges and 120 subsidiary institutions hosting a selective pool of students from around the world.

Courses and classes

In order to complete a full semester’s work in only three weeks, WAY courses are highly intensive and fast paced. Classes meet for 150 minutes each day, five days a week (Mon – Fri), for 3 weeks (45 in-class hours per course).

Korean Language/Taekwondo classes meet for 60 minutes each day, four days a week (Mon – Thur), for 3 weeks (15 in-class hours per course).

Course requirements include a mid-term examination, a final examination, and often a term paper, although the choice remains up to individual professors.

Yonsei University has a strict attendance policy: any student who is absent from a course for more than 1/3 of the program will be issued an “F” regardless of their achievement in the course.

Coursed available

  • Contemporary Arts
  • East Asian International Relations
  • Eastern Civilization
  • Financial Accounting
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Social Psychology
  • Strategic Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Strategy
  • Korean Development
  • Modern Korean Literature
  • Modern Korean History
  • Korean Economy
  • Korean Language
  • Taekwondo

Life on Campus

Yonsei University campus offers a number of attractions for students and professors.

Sport facilities

  • Basketball Court & Basketball Club
  • Football field & American Football Club & Football Club
  • Tennis courts
  • Judo dojo & Judo Club
  • Taekwondo dojo & Taekwondo Club
  • Rugby Club, Baseball Club, Administration Athletic Club


Central Library & Yonsei-Samsung Library

The Library’s collections include more than 1.8 million printed works and 16,000 serials. A variety of electronic resources, including 200 academic databases, 53,000 e-journals, and 42,000 e-books can be accessed both on and off campus.

Student Union Building

  • Bookstore, Shoe Repair Shop, Barber Shop, Optical Shop, Photo Shop
  • Post Office
  • Wooribank
  • Travel Agency
  • Two snack and lunch areas, Cafeteria
  • Student Health Dispensary
  • Global Lounge
  • Student Club Offices
  • Small Theater

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